March Madness Sweeps the Nation

March is here and that means basketball is filling the television of viewers across America. People around the office, school, and at home have completed their brackets in hopes of choosing the correct team to win the championship. At this time of the year, many sports fans gather to watch and cheer their team onto victory. According to the Statistics Portal (n.d.) in 2016 there was 9.33 million people watching March Madness. With that in mind, it is easy to say that Netflix and Cable come secondary to basketball during this month.

Teams that have made the tournament this year that are popular on campus include Cincinnati, Purdue, Michigan, and Michigan State. Junior DC student Jordyn Worley expressed her love for March Madness during an interview. She stated, “Michigan is my favorite team because they play with such team chemistry.” She also explained that outside of basketball the team is involved with the community and is always helping others. This week Michigan clinched a spot in the Final Four and Worley explained, “I get so excited at this time of year watching my favorite team play and I can’t wait to watch them win the championship.”

With March coming to a close and Final Four teams being named this week the road to the championship is slowly coming to an end. Many brackets across the world have been spoiled with multiple upsets including UNBC win over Virginia in the first round. With this in mind, will an underdog like Loyola Chicago rise to the occasion or will number one seed Villanova hold the top spot?

Written by Madysyn Creighton

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